Louise Bogan

(August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970 / Maine)

Louise Bogan Poems

1. Zone 4/15/2010
2. To Be Sung On The Water 10/24/2013
3. Statue And Birds 4/15/2010
4. Cassandra 4/15/2010
5. Words For Departure 1/13/2003
6. Leave-Taking 4/15/2010
7. Chanson Un Peu Naïve 1/13/2003
8. Solitary Observation Brought Back From A Sojourn In Hell 1/3/2003
9. A Tale 1/3/2003
10. Betrothed 1/13/2003
11. The Frightened Man 1/13/2003
12. Women 1/3/2003
13. Epitaph For A Romantic Woman 1/3/2003
14. Portrait 1/3/2003
15. Man Alone 1/13/2003
16. Men Loved Wholly Beyond Wisdom 1/3/2003
17. Sonnet 1/13/2003
18. Juan's Song 1/13/2003
19. Tears In Sleep 1/3/2003
20. The Alchemist 1/3/2003
21. To A Dead Lover 4/15/2010
22. Last Hill In A Vista 1/3/2003
23. Knowledge 1/13/2003
24. Medusa 1/3/2003
25. The Crossed Apple 1/3/2003
26. Roman Fountain 1/13/2003
27. The Dream 1/3/2003
28. Song For The Last Act 1/13/2003

Comments about Louise Bogan

  • Oone Tattered Oone Tattered (4/8/2014 5:39:00 AM)

    Last Hill in a Vista, I enjoyed this poem about nature and may come to read more of this ladies work,

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  • Joe Distefano (8/22/2006 8:13:00 AM)

    Re Louise Bogan: Mary Gordon, in her essay 'Getting There from Here' (republished in Gordon's 1991 book 'Good Boys and Dead Girls and Other Essays' quotes a Gordon poem, 'Saint Christopher', in its entirety. A quick online search appears to show that a manuscript of this poem is included in a list of Bogan's papers maintained at Georgetown University. But the poem does not appear to be in Poemhunter's 'All Poems' list for Bogan. Can you add it? Did Bogan write other poems about saints?
    Thanks, Joseph N. DiStefano, Philadelphia distefano251@hotmail.com

Best Poem of Louise Bogan

Song For The Last Act

Now that I have your face by heart, I look
Less at its features than its darkening frame
Where quince and melon, yellow as young flame,
Lie with quilled dahlias and the shepherd's crook.
Beyond, a garden, There, in insolent ease
The lead and marble figures watch the show
Of yet another summer loath to go
Although the scythes hang in the apple trees.

Now that I have your face by heart, I look.

Now that I have your voice by heart, I read
In the black chords upon a dulling page
Music that is not meant for music's cage,
Whose emblems mix with words that ...

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Roman Fountain

Up from the bronze, I saw
Water without a flaw
Rush to its rest in air,
Reach to its rest, and fall.

Bronze of the blackest shade,
An element man-made,
Shaping upright the bare
Clear gouts of water in air.

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